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Featherstone Primary School

Featherstone Primary School

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The Role of the Practitioners in EYFS

  • To have a firm understanding of child development and an awareness of age appropriate needs, behaviour and learning
  • Be attuned to individualised feelings, needs, fascination and lines of enquiry
  • Be attentive to any patterns of play that may be emerging or reflecting and emotional need
  • Encourage children to communicate in a variety of ways and value home languages and cultural heritage
  • Develop themed planning that is personalised, challenging but achievable
  • Ensure quality interactions which scaffold and prompt thinking, building on children’s interests, strengths and questions
  • Encourage and support children’s interactions with other children and adults.
  • Model feelings and Characteristics of Effective Learning
  • Model language of learning and exploration of emotional well- being
  • To be attentive to the 4 principles of Assessment for Learning : learning objectives, feedback, questioning and self-evaluation/challenge
  • Support children to become mastery learners- to ask questions, take and evaluate risks, develop resilience and have ownership for their learning
  • To ensure the environment is safe, calm, purposeful, challenging and supportive.
  • To provide inspiring learning experiences and provocations in which children can become the leaders both in the classroom and outdoors
  • To teach through focus activities, being a play partner and through personalised learning opportunities
  • To follow the school policy for behaviour management.

It is our vision that all teaching and learning at Featherstone Primary School is to be at least good. To this end, any teaching graded as less than good will be re-observed within a one-week time period, followed by a second visit and then third through invite from the teacher.